Cutting Carbon Now

Keep updated on our work to end the UK's contribution to climate change
Cutting Carbon Now
Keep up to date with Cutting Carbon Now - our project advocating immediate action across the UK economy to drastically reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change. 

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The next blow to throwaway living

Why we don't need single use containers for water
The next blow to throwaway living
It’s important to stay hydrated, espically in the summer months, but our obsession with bottled water is unsustainable, expensive and, increasingly, unnecessary. 

Our new infographic explains why the refillable water bottle is the only low impact option. 

Losing the bottle: why we don't need single use containers 
Press release
 

Championing climate leadership

Building the political mandate for climate action
Championing climate leadership
To coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, we have published the results of new research into the attitudes of MPs to climate action, providing an insight into what’s needed to develop a stronger political mandate.
 
Using these insights, we are launching the next phase of our Climate Leadership programme helping politicians to understand climate impacts, and work with citizens to develop the right policies to meet the ambitions of the Climate Change Act, through the next decade and beyond.

Building the political mandate for climate action 
Find out more about the Climate Leadership programme 

Cutting the climate impact of land use

Cutting the climate impact of land use
Greenhouse gas emissions from the UK's agriculture and land use haven't fallen since 2008. Without rapid action the sector is on course to be the biggest emitter in the UK economy by 2050. 

Our new report sets out how more ambitious government policy could cut emissions from land use by nearly 60 per cent by 2030. The measures we propose would not only help farms to be more productive and resilient to climate impacts but would also be better for wildlife and reduce flood risk. 

Read it here: Cutting the climate impact of land use
Press release

Power to the people

Shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy
Power to the people
We've published the results from our two citizens’ juries on climate change, designed and facilitated by BritainThinks. 

In an exercise in deliberative democracy, randomly selected members of the public debated and deliberated a range of different climate policies, from a nationwide tree planting programme and frequent flyer levy, to switching to electric vehicles and implementing a national recycling strategy. 

Our findings reflect the growing concern about climate change and demonstrate a clear mandate for government action.

People power: shaping UK climate policy through deliberative democracy

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